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Should i report accident in company van to my private insurer?

  • 21-09-2021 1:32pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7,718 ✭✭✭ Coillte_Bhoy

    This morning, in my company van, reversed into a parked car in driveway of their house, did about €1k worth of damage. Will report it to company transport section and let them sort it put etc but someone said i need to report it to my own insurance company also, is this correct? Ive had a few minor tips over the yeras and never reported them to my own insurer


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,335 ✭✭✭ tphase

    I wouldn't, certainly not if there is no claim made. I also wouldn't provide my insurance details to the company, if they asked.

    a colleague of mine had a minor tip a couple of years ago a company car, no damage to either car. He reported it to the relevant department in case the other party developed a sore neck. No claim was made but they still asked him to provide his own insurance details. He ignored them and heard nothing further about it

  • Registered Users Posts: 10 tenant2b

    Absolutely not.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,907 ✭✭✭✭ ELM327

    Absolutely not.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭ kirk.

    Won't it come up at renewal on the private policy ?

    Don't you have to declare if you've had any accidents no ?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,235 ✭✭✭ JustJoe7240

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭ kirk.


    Just looked my last renewal lol

    I see I've declared that I haven't had a house insurance policy declined or cancelled in the last 7 years

    Like ffs i didn't realize they'd crossed into that territory now, haven't seen that one before

    You just can't be too careful with them

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭ kirk.

    ",Any accident ,loss or claim made against you or any driver "

    Does that not cover all accidents no ?

    I'd be reasonably confident without proof otherwise that insurers will be looking to be notified of "any" accidents at renewal

    Sure they look for everything else why wouldn't they, you're a greater risk if you crash a company van

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,235 ✭✭✭ JustJoe7240

    I suppose it depends on insurer, I just checked my policy holders and they ask for what I mentioned above

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭ kirk.

    Sure they nearly ask what u ate for breakfast

    I'll be amazed if they don't ask to declare all accidents

    It's one of the most obvious questions for them to ask

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,967 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005

    Your company will report it to their insurance so it will be a claim, you will need to inform insurance companies when you are renewing. If there's any delays you'll have an open claim and may not even be able to move insurance companies at renewal.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭ kirk.

    ^^ kinda obvious really

    They're not gonna let that one get past them , sure they already know all the tricks

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,235 ✭✭✭ JustJoe7240

    I'm not going to waste any more time arguing with you, I'm telling you what my insurance company ask. Take from it what you want.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,799 ✭✭✭ kirk.

    I wasn't arguing

    I would say you're the exception that's all

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,718 ✭✭✭ Coillte_Bhoy

    None the wiser after this thread, thanks anyway

  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭ barrier86

    You’re obliged to inform your insurance company that you have a claim against you under another policy. It’ll have no impact on your private bonus (it won’t be stepped back etc), but there may be a loading against your renewal.

    it’s easy for people to say don’t inform them, but I worked in the industry until recently enough and I can guarantee they will find out if you have failed to disclose this information if you ever need to make a claim on your own policy. I’ve seen theft and fire claims refused because of non-disclosure of material facts.

    thats just my two cents!

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,718 ✭✭✭ Coillte_Bhoy

    Ok thanks but i've no idea if there will be a claim or if the company will just settle. Also as i said ive had a few minor scrapes previously and i presume the company just settled without making a claim but obv i dont know for sure. And what kind of laoding would you hazard a guess at? Current private insurance is fully comp, approx €525

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,615 ✭✭✭ cena

    Why would you report to your insurer? Surely the company would have you insured or are you using your own private insurance to drive the company van?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,413 ✭✭✭ vandriver

    It will be a claim against ABC Transport Ltd(example!) not the OP,surely?

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,870 ✭✭✭ kravmaga

    Hi Op,

    As many other posters have mentioned, you just report the accident to your companies insurance company.

    You dont report to your own private insurer as you were driving your company vehicle not your own private car.

    Might be no harm reporting it to the Garda also, is there any Cctv or dashcam footage of the accident?

  • Registered Users Posts: 247 ✭✭ barrier86

    ABC transports insurer will pay the claim, but the OP was responsible for the incident so it will have to be noted against him.

    when applying for insurance you need to provide a full record of your driving, this includes penalty points, claims etc.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 580 ✭✭✭ kaahooters

    it asked on my renewal if you have any other vehical insured under your name, a company vehicle is covered under this, so, under this, i presume youd have to declare.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,762 ✭✭✭ GM228

    A company vehicle is not insured under your name, rather it is insured under the employers name, the fact it covers you driving does not mean it is covered under your name.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,293 ✭✭✭ seagull

    The question when taking out insurance is typically along the lines of "Have you had any incident giving rise to a claim in the last 5 years?" It's generic enough to cover any incident in any vehicle. Failure to disclose can then have significant repercussions if they find out.